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What Mike Tyson and the Stoics Teach Us About Innovation

I spend a great deal of time searching for new ways of thinking about innovation and I must admit that I never thought that I would write an innovation article that included both Mike Tyson and the ancient practice of Stoicism. In his new book, Tyson recalls life lessons to which he attributed much of his success. These ideas, similar to the Stoics' are worth exploring from an innovation practitioner perspective.

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Innovations of the Incas – Part II

Innovations of the Incas – Part I

I recently wrote about innovation lessons from the Inca citadel at Machu Picchu in Peru.  This article focuses on other Incan innovations from Machu Picchu and elsewhere in Peru.  As mentioned in the previous article, some scholars believe that the purpose of the site at Machu Picchu was to serve as a research station for the Incas as they expanded their ...

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Innovations of the Incas – Part I

Innovations of the Incas – Part I

This is the first in a series of two articles on innovation of the Inca civilization.  One of the best-known Inca sites is the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu.  The site is breathtaking in its location, with steep slopes rising from the Urubamba River and huge mountain peaks all around.  Some visitors consider it a highly spiritual place, sensing energy ...

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My Top 10 Innovations of All Time

It is my contention that the pace of innovation accelerates when the speed of knowledge sharing accelerates, that knowledge acceleration leads to innovation acceleration. As we have developed more efficient ways of accelerating the pace of knowledge sharing, our pace of innovation has sped up.

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